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Copros, foreign service drive growth in Manitoba

The industry has seen sustained growth over the past five years, and just posted its best production year on record.

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Manitoba extends industry tax credits to 2019

The Manitoba Film and Video Tax Credit and Manitoba Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit are both renewed and extended to Dec. 31 of that year.

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FX Productions has Canada in mind when developing original series

Two upcoming FX series, the movie-to-TV adaptation Fargo and the Guillermo del Toro drama pilot The Strain, will be shot in Canada.

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Manitoba extends industry tax credits, expands digital incentive

The tax incentives for film and video production and interactive digital media production have been extended to 2016, with four enhancements to the digital media incentive.

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NSI partners with Gimli Film Festival for shorts programming

The Manitoba festival will include a program featuring recently-completed shorts from local Manitoba producers.

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Alberta, Manitoba producers to tap development fund from Rogers Media

The Rogers Development Fund will back film, TV and digital formats from established and emerging producers, via a revolving loan fund.

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Manitoba entertainment production industry marks 25 years

The organizers of the Saturday festivities note the Prairie province has made nearly $1 billion in screen productions in the last 10 years.

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Federal government invests $2 million in Manitoba arts

The funding will support 23 cultural projects, including the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film and Video Festival, which On Screen Manitoba’s Nicole Matiation (pictured) says is an important industry meeting place.

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Ontario, Manitoba give more PG ratings to Bully

In contrast to the MPAA-issued R rating in the U.S., five Canadian provinces have now classified the Lee Hirsch-directed doc as acceptable for young viewers.

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Don Cherry sequel entering production

The cameras start rolling in Winnipeg for Keep Your Head Up Kid: The Sequel.

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Manitoba government launches $30 million fund

Designed to stimulate commercial development in the province, the fund can be accessed by film, TV and new media companies too.

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New Media Manitoba lands $433,000 in federal funding

“This project will help our digital media sector to capitalize on global opportunities, while also meeting the evolving needs of local industries,” said Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Lynne Yelich.